The Best Family-Friendly Experiences in Tel Aviv

Spend some time exploring the Museum of the Jewish People
Spend some time exploring the Museum of the Jewish People | © mauritius images GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
A visit to Tel Aviv isn’t complete without taking in at least a few of its sights. Culture Trip’s curated list of family-friendly tours and experiences takes you to the very heart of the city.

Tel Aviv is one of the most exciting cities in the world, with sunny beaches and stunning modern architecture to explore. While renowned for its nightlife spots and cool neighbourhoods, Tel Aviv also has an abundance of interesting experiences for the whole family. Have fun exploring the city’s cultural, culinary and historical delights with these six handpicked experiences.

ActivitiesLocaLocal – Market Tour and Israeli Cooking Workshop
From $133 per person
5 hours
LocaLocal is not your everyday Tel Aviv food tour. It is a slice of real Tel Aviv. It is a truly local experience, a way for you to use all of your senses and connect intimately with the local culture and food. Together we’ll explore the neighbourhood, learn its secret spots that only the locals know, meet interesting people who live and work in the neighbourhood, taste a few iconic dishes in restaurants in the area, buy groceries at the market and go to my home where you’ll learn how to cook authentic Israeli food. The cooking class will be followed by a full Israeli meal (wine and drinks included) in my beautiful garden. By the end of the day, you will know about Tel Aviv (and especially Kerem HaTeimanim neighbourhood), experience the local Carmel Market to its fullest and most importantly, have a belly full of authentic Israeli food that you can now cook by yourself, anywhere.
ToursVegan Food Tour Through Tel Aviv
From $57 per person
2 hours 30 minutes
Tel Aviv has been repeatedly named the number-one vegan culinary destination in the world. Here is where generations old traditional vegan and vegetarian cuisine meet innovative young chefs to deliver a truly unique culinary experience, a one-of-a-kind savoury adventure for food lovers, whether you are vegan or not. You will taste the best dishes of the top vegan restaurants and street food in Tel Aviv handpicked by true foodies. Between the bites we will talk about the philosophy and history of veganism, break all myths around it and learn about healthy nutrition.Join us and try the wide variety of vegan food that our city has to offer. Make sure to come hungry!
ActivitiesTraditional Israeli Jewish Shabbat Dinner
From $84 per person
2 hours 30 minutes
About your host, Anat:“What I like most is making people happy! I do it every day in the events I produce and with the great food I cook for my family, friends and guests. Our house is always open and there’s always something good cooking in my pots!” *EatWith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals, in 130+ countries. Through dinner parties, supper clubs, cooking classes and food tours in private homes and special venues, EatWith connects hand-selected local hosts with travellers seeking unique, immersive food experiences.
Admission‘The Wandering Israeli’ Stage Show in English
From $29 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
With over 600 shows worldwide and a five-star ranking on both TripAdvisor and Facebook, The Wandering Israeli is a not-to-miss experience for visitors to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem local English-speakers seeking an original and witty glimpse into modern-day Israeli culture. If you’re in town on a show date, don’t miss the chance to experience an Israel you won’t see anywhere else.The Wandering Israeli is showcased regularly at the renowned Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv and The Jerusalem Theatre. It’s Israel’s only regular-running English-language stage show, combining a special mix of theatre, storytelling, live music and a refreshing dose of humour. The show is based on a true story. For shows in Jerusalem, please refer to the corresponding listing.
AdmissionSkip the Line: Ticket and Audio Guide – the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
From $14 per person
2 to 3 hours
Buy your admission ticket to the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, which is more than a museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. The Museum of the Jewish People conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity. Don’t miss the new exhibition Let There Be Laughter Jewish Humour Around the World.
ActivitiesIsraeli Cooking Class in Tel Aviv – Cook Like the Locals!
From $22 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
One dish you’ll encounter on every truly Israeli menu is the tomato-based egg dish shakshuka. Take some of this Mediterranean flavor back home by joining our cooking class and learn the culinary art of Israeli cuisine!